How Not to Move a Piano

Asheville Local Movers would never move your piano like this! They have moved many piano’s in their 14 years of business, and have many references. Give them a call if you need your piano moved, whether just across the room or across town! They know what they are doing!

Asheville Moving Company Moves Another Happy Customer!

Are you getting ready to move?

Council on Aging Thrift ShopIf you know there is an impending move in your future, you may want to try to use up or get rid of some of your items in order to save time and space (and ultimately money).

For example if you have a lot of food in your refrigerator or cabinets, why not start using them up so that they don’t have to be moved? Packing and caring for food items that need to be kept cold or frozen can be way more than you want to handle on a busy moving day. So why not get them eaten and not have to deal with that worry? You may want to reduce the canned goods and boxed items that you can to avoid moving those heavy boxes as well.

Are there things you have been hanging on to that you really don’t use any longer? Or clothing items you haven’t worn in years? This may be a great time to drop off these items at your local consignment shop (for extra cash) or donate them to your local Goodwill or Salvation Army for a nice little tax write off.

Why move things you don’t have to? Start thinking about your move early and save time and money later.

Moving Tip: Remembering how to reconnect all of the wires in your TV or Stereo

Ever wonder how you are going to recall how to get all of those wires back where they belong? One good way is to take a picture of the back of the appliance and how they connect. When you get to your new location you can look at your pictures and reconnect with confidence.

With a lot of wires you can also wrap making tape along the wire, leaving a tab to write on. Then you can mark the ends with numbers or letters that match the two ends with where they go.

Starting early and being organized can get you up and running in no time! 😉

Asheville Moving Company recommend seeing this video before your next move: Family Moving Tips

When it comes to moving, it can be and often is one of the most stressful times in a families lives! I think at no other point in your life is your home, your belongings, and the things that are so familiar to everyday life are EVER so turned upside down! Here is an awesome video to see before your next household move. AND an awesome way to get the family involved to ultimately, have a stress free move. Here is a video filled with great family move tips:

As stated in the video, here is a statement I totally agree with: Don’t agonize, organize! Call a family meeting well in advance and plan your outcome ahead of time. Designate family members to downsize, organize, and pack THEIR space, thus on the other end they are familiar with how their belongings need to be organized in the new home. A useful tip is to have a “Move Calendar” or “Checklist” to better organize the move. A real estate agent is also useful if you need any referrals for services like painters, plumbers, movers, electricians, or hardwood floor refinishers. Prior to move date, gather packing supplies needed for the move. Items like free milk boxes from your grocer, recycled packing supplies like bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and wrapping paper. In some case you may want to buy medium and large boxes for pot and pans, stereo equipment and small kitchen appliances. I always suggest labeling boxes as to where the contents come from and what items may be found inside. Another less stressful tip is:  If one knows where the packed boxes will be placed at the new home, he could color code with colored tape. For example, blue tape = garage, red tape = attic and orange tape = storage facility. Linens and hanging clothes are great for trash bags! If you start out early, downsizing also is a good way to save money on moving costs. A garage sale, taking donations to charities, or passing items to family members cuts back on costs of supplies, labor costs during move or requires less space for storage. When a family moving has kids and pets involved, give pet care responsibility to the kids. Its fun for the kids and the pets become less stressed by the sight and sound of a familiar voice. Another thing that is VERY helpful, fun and certainly, less stressful.. Pack an overnight bag for the move as move date arrives. Socks, tooth brushes and soap can be elusive come move date. Even the remotes controls are good items to pack in overnight bags, as they are probably the most common item to get misplaced. Packing the overnight bag is also adventurous to the kids, too! Remember that planning, organizing and getting the family involved is a useful way of making packing and setting up your new household.. less stressful! If you have questions or concerns about moving, or need money saving advice , don’t hesitate to call upon Bruce. We appreciate the work!

Before you pack your first box…

Watch this video to start the move off right!

Open Me First Boxes

Open Me FIrst Boxes

Open Me First Boxes

 

On your last move, do you remember which boxes had this or that? Were you searching for those needed items? This time, start a few ‘Open Me First Boxes‘ that you can place much needed items that you will need access to as soon as you arrive. You can add ‘kitchen’ or ‘bath’ to the box as well. That way you will know what to open first when the boxes come off the truck.

Ask your movers to place those boxes at the back of the truck to remove first. This way you will know where they are and can get at them fast.

You may want a Kitchen Open Me First box with things like your coffee pot, filters and coffee grounds. And maybe some silver ware and plates, and cups, along with foil and plastic wrap. A frying pan, and dish soap would be good as well.

A Bathroom Open Me First box may have the shower curtain and rings, and bath map, soap and and toilet paper, and a first aid kit (band aides, alcohol or peroxide and aspirin). Also include a towel and wash cloth for each person, along with a spare.

Your kids may each want an Open Me First Box for their favorite items. And of course a box for the family pet.

You will definitely need a tool Open Me First box, with a hammer, flat head and philips screw driver, measuring tape, duct tape, a flash light, and picture hangers. Include anything else you may think important.

Being a little organized goes a long way  in making  your arrival easier.

Jerri McCombs, Guest Writer

Packing Plates

Plates

Plates

If you are packing items yourself and want to ensure that your plates are protected, try this trick. Place paper plates in between each plate, making sure that the plate edges do not touch when pressure is applied to the stack.

Different style plates will require different amounts of paper plates. Than wrap several plates at a time this way.

Once you arrive at your new home, you can use the paper plates for the first few days to give yourself a break from washing dishes as you work unpacking, giving them a dual purpose!